Top 20 Places to Eat in Delhi When Broke


Student life is difficult and even though you are working, month end is a huge mess for everyone. Most of us end up spending our pocket money and salaries in half a month even after promising ourselves the month before that we will spend wisely. The biggest problem that one faces when they are out of money is what to eat when you crave for some yummy food!

Following are some of the places that can feed your cravings at the end of the months:

1. Cafe Twist

The cafe as the name suggests gives a twist to your taste buds by serving you great food and drinks of all sorts. The little cafe is very well maintained and has a beautiful interior where you can chill out with your friends. The place is also very amazing for sitting alone, having good food, and spending some ‘me’ time. The white sauce pasta is a must try at this beautiful cafe.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar Metro Station
  • Cost for Two: ₹300
  • Location: Ground Floor – 1092/1, Mehrauli Bus Terminal, Next to Ambwata Complex, New Delhi 

2. Chowringhee Lane

This is a lovely place for lip-smacking Bengali food. This place offers tasty mutton keema, vegetables, chicken, paneer, and egg rolls. The food here is just the perfect thing for the Bengali homesick people.

  • Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS
  • Cost for Two :₹350
  • Location: Shop No.93, Opposite Venkateswara College, Satya Niketan Road, Satyaniketan, New Delhi

3. Vada Pao Junction

This little place has successfully brought Mumbai’s favorite Vada Pao to Delhi. What excites the students and the locals the most is their wide variety of Vada Pao’s that include Chocolate Vada Pao and Maggi Vada Pao. The extremely affordable price range makes it even easier for everyone to enjoy its delicious taste.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Green Park
  • Cost for Two : ₹350
  • Location: G 39, Opposite Main Market, Green Park, New Delhi


4. Ricos

Located near Delhi University, North Campus, this beautifully decorated place is very popular among students. This place offers great food at a reasonable price which fits one’s pocket money. This place also has a corner dedicated to a small bookshelf so you can read and eat.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Vishwavidyalaya
  • Cost for Two: ₹500
  • Location: 2526, First floor, Hudson Lane, Kingsway Camp, Delhi University – GTB Nagar, New Delhi

5. Khan Chacha

Khan Chacha proves that ‘old is gold.’ This is one of the busiest stores around Khan market area. The place is famous for chicken tikka rolls, paneer tikka, and mutton seekh kebabs. This place serves the best rolls and tikka’s at budget-friendly prices.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market
  • Cost for Two: ₹500
  • Location: Shop 50, First Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi

6. Soda Bottle Opener Wala

This is another one of the hidden gems in the Khan market. This place serves tasty Parsi food and its beautiful decor makes it even better for the foodies to frequently visit there. The food gets served in quirky steel plates. The prices are good and the food is amazingly tasty.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market
  • Cost for Two: ₹500
  • Location: 73, Khan Market, New Delhi

soda-bottle-opener-wala 7. QD’s Restaurant

This famous restaurant is located in Satyaniketan; a famous place for tandoori momos among localities and students. QD’s restaurant serves the best momos in Delhi without any doubt at an affordable price. The cafe runs overbooked at most of the times, but the momos served here are worth the wait.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Dhaula Kuan
  • Cost for Two: ₹500
  • Location: 294, Satyaniketan Market, Near Venkateshwara College, Satyaniketan, New Delhi

8. Momo’s Point

This is a small eating point in Kamla Nagar that serves amazingly delicious Chinese food at a very affordable price. This place is perfect for the shopaholics who shop in Kamla Nagar and also for the North campus DU students.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Vishwavidyalaya
  • Cost for Two: ₹500
  • Location: 27 UB, Jawahar Nagar, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi

9. Spice Aangan

This small restaurant offers good Mughlai and north Indian food. The chicken shawarma roll served here melts in one’s mouth. The little place will make your day by giving you a taste of real Mughlai food.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas
  • Cost for Two: ₹450
  • Location: C-21/2, SDA Market, Opposite IIT Main Gate, SDA, New Delhi

10. Jugmug Thela

This place is as cute as its name sounds and serves tasty food. The famous things to try at this place are sandwiches, hot chocolate, brownies, and masala tea. This cafe is located in Champa Gali which is a beautiful and quirky place for hanging out with friends.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Saket
  • Cost for Two: ₹550
  • Location: Shed 4, Khasara 258, Behind Kuldeep House, Lane 3, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Near Saket, New Delhi


11. Mandarine House

If you are craving for good Chinese and Thai food, this is just the place for you. This beautiful place serves piping hot, delicious Chinese food. Beijing Chicken is one of the most liked things on their menu.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh
  • Cost for Two: ₹300
  • Location: 15A/6 WEA, Karol Bagh, New Delhi

12. The Burger Club

This well decorated cafe near Sarojini Nagar market is perfect for snacking while you shop. This place gives you a range of delicious burgers. They also let you create your burger with all the things that you ever wanted to have in your burger.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Sarojini Nagar
  • Cost for Two: ₹300
  • Location: First Floor, DLF South Square Mall, Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi

13. Phirangi

This quirky named restaurant serves Continental, Chinese, and Italian food. The restaurant that is located in Kamla Nagar serves you hot and tasty food. The little cafe is famous among students for its yummy fried rice and Manchurian.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Vishwavidyalaya
  • Cost for Two: ₹400
  • Location: 32-UB, Jawahar Nagar, Kamla Nagar, New Delhi

14. Burger Singh

Yup! You read it right. Burger Singh is the Indian version of Burger King and offers a huge variety of burgers suiting Indian taste buds. These burgers are twisted and are available at a very budget-friendly price.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk
  • Cost for Two: ₹300
  • Location: H-45, Connaught Place, New Delhi

15. The Rolling Joint

This place in Connaught Place is famous for amazing rolls. They have everything including Spring Rolls, Kathi Roll, Veggie Roll, Chicken Chettinad, Peri Peri Chicken Roll, and Chicken Gyro roll. The food served is very delicious and inexpensive.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chow
  • Cost for Two: ₹450
  • Location: M-61/1, Middle Lane, Behind Odeon Cinema, Connaught Place, New Delhi

16. Happy Tummy

Happy tummy will not only make your tummy happy but will also keep your pocket happy by serving you good food at low price. They are famous for their Biryani, Chinese, Continental, and North Indian. They have an outdoor seating available for their customers so that they can enjoy the weather while they eat.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Karkardooma
  • Cost for Two: ₹400
  • Location: G-8 -10, United Plaza, Karkardooma Community Centre, Karkardooma, New Delhi

17. DAPS Waffle

This small cafe in Mayur Vihar Phase 2 is a absolute bliss. It serves very yummy Desserts and Ice Cream at affordable price. Their waffles are very delicious and a favorite of the localites.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Mayur Vihar Phase 1
  • Approximate bill for two: ₹400
  • Exact location: G11, Manish Chamber, Mayur Vihar Phase 2, New Delhi

18. Granny’s Flavour

This place does not have seating arrangements and only does home delivery but the price is extremely affordable, and the food is amazingly delicious. We bet you would not regret ordering food from them.

  • Nearest Metro Station : Mayur Vihar Phase 1
  • Cost for Two: ₹150
  • Location: 117 Purvanchal Plaza, Mayur Vihar Phase 2, New Delhi

19. Sandwich Factory

Sandwich factory as the name suggests is expert at making great sandwiches at affordable price. This cafe is not so big but is beautifully decorated and very well maintained.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Mayur Vihar Phase 1
  • Cost for Two: ₹500
  • Location: 25A, Pocket B, Mayur Vihar Phase 2, New Delhi

20. Cafe Gainz

If you are health conscious, this is just the right place for you. You now don’t have to think twice before eating anything out while you are trying to lose weight. You can head to this place for amazing diet food, salads, shakes, and smoothies.

  • Nearest Metro Station: Anand Vihar ISBT
  • Cost for Two: ₹350
  • Location: Shop G-7, Plot 4, LSC, Surajmal Vihar, Anand Vihar, New Delhi

That’s all folks!